Kentucky Files Lawsuit To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Kentucky Fights Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction with Lawsuit Against Pharma Companies Prescription drug abuse has been labeled an epidemic in the United States, and, because opioid painkillers have similar chemical compounds to heroin, the problem has also led to a resurgence in heroin … [Read more...]

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Down, Heroin Addiction Up

Prescription Painkiller Addiction and Death Dropping, but Heroin Addiction on the Rise New federal data from the Centers for Disease Control show that prescription painkiller addiction and death tolls are finally dropping for the first time since 1999. However, another opioid addiction is on the … [Read more...]

FedEx Charged with Illegal Prescription Painkiller Deliveries

Federal Authorities Charge FedEx for Shipping Illegal Prescription Painkillers On Thursday, July 17th, federal authorities charged FedEx with shipping prescription painkillers from illegal online pharmacies. The federal indictment was filed in San Francisco, and alleges that the Memphis, TN-based … [Read more...]

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Highest In South

South Carolina, More Southern States, Have Worst Rates of Prescription Painkiller Addiction A report published on Tuesday, July 8th, analyzed rates of opioid prescriptions across the nation in 2012, and while Florida – previously one of the worst offenders – appeared to have cleaned up its act, … [Read more...]